Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Local residents enjoy Souper Bowl

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Local News

Catasauqua business wins prize

A new Super Bowl Champion was crowned on Feb. 3 when the Baltimore Ravens of the east coast played the San Francisco 49ers from the west coast.

The week before, ArtsQuest sponsored Souper Bowl IV on the former Bethlehem Steel property in south Bethlehem. Restaurant and pub chefs from across the Lehigh Valley showcased their soup creations with the ultimate goal of being named "Souper Bowl Champs."

More than 450 soup tasting attendees sampled 35 different soups presented by 20 Lehigh Valley restaurants.

Businesses fail to pay taxes

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Approximately 150 businesses based in the township failed to file their local service tax.

Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. announced Monday to the board of commissioners that the Deputy Mayor Jack Meyers and Berkheimer Tax Collectors conducted an investigation into the matter. They determined 150 businesses failed to report and remit quarterly payments for the tax collected from their employees.

Fire calls

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 31

· A fire alarm at 3070 Birch Circle West, found to be the result of a power failure, brought out Stations 35, 38 and 39, 2:04 p.m.

· Stations 36, 38 and 39 responded to a fire alarm at 3361 St. John's Drive, found to be the result of a power failure, 2:08 p.m.

· A fire alarm at 3081 N. Birch St., found to be the result of a power outage, brought out Stations 36, 37 and 38, 2:17 p.m.

· A reported fire alarm at 4116 Spring Mill Road, found to be a cooking accident, brought out Stations 36, 39 and 40, 2:29 p.m.

Feb. 1

Happenings

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 14

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. It is open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

Coplay hoping for restitution

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Charges filed against M.E.M. topic of debate at meeting

Criminal charges are Coplay's best hope of recouping money allegedly stolen by Municipal Energy Managers Inc.

At a news conference Jan. 31, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin announced two men involved with M.E.M. have been charged with theft, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and conspiracy for taking $160,182 from the Borough of Coplay.

According to a contract signed in April 2009, MEM was to purchase streetlights from PPL on the borough's behalf, according to a press release from Martin's office.

Coplay couple is nuts about squirrels

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Local News

Her T-shirt doesn't lie.

When Sue Sacks of Coplay opened a Christmas gift from her husband Mike, she laughed when she saw the two adorable squirrels above the words, "Squirrel Whisperer."

But in her heart she knew the shirt spoke the truth.

She attracts squirrels the way a big bowl of nuts would draw them.

"I am nutty," she jokes, adding that her home displays an unusual greeting to visitors: "Welcome to the nut house."